Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 13, 2006 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Oprah??

OD sounds like da man, unless... there's a lurker who is just dying to chime in and share a show that's been under all of our collective radar. what a fun way to welcome yourself to the forum. you know someone is just waiting in the shadows for this very moment.

if yer out there....

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: dyermaker81 Date: Dec 13, 2006 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Oprah??

i should have approached my post on 5/31/69 in this manner. o well! maybe next time

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Dec 13, 2006 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Seems to me

that this is Dr. F's domain. I knew folks were hankering for a new suggestion, so I just chimed in. What's fun here isn't just suggesting a show and hoping others enjoy it as much as I have, but the replies. I think that Thelma show, the capper to a three night run of shows, is a scorcher. A long Lovelight and a superb Alligator--Caution.

I sincerely hope that the good Dr. is alive, well, and sane (okay, two out of three will do it). If I were to do this on some sort of regular basis, we'd be mired in the sixties, early seventies. Kind of narrow. Didn't you know that "American Pie" was really about Pigpen? But then again, I am right, and you are wrong (isn't that how it goes? lol).

Truth of the matter is that Bobby died suddenly in 1974 and had to be replaced by a yuppified reject from the Izod school of posing. Remember "Mars Hotel"? The title spelled "Ugly Rumors" backwards. Indeedy. Look at the rendition of Bobby on the back cover. The "fat" Bobby, bloated just like Elvis before he, too died on the crapper. Could that white Z be any more obvious? We all know what green hair symbolizes. And don't forget that gospel tune they used to play, "Swing Low, Sweet Spaceship." They performed it acapella at the wake at Hef's place (I hear a hissy audience tape circulates, but I won't swear to it). If you play "Money Money" at 45 RPM on a rainy day with a strobe light on just so, you can hear Pig, Jimi snd Janis calling him home. If you don't hear it at first, snort another shot; it'll happen. "Unbroken Chain" is really about the accident and how much Phil missed the little scamp. "Looking for familiar faces in an empty window pane." Boy, was Phil lost without Bobby's fondness for sneaking up to houses late at night and peeping in windows. Later: "They say love your brother, but you will catch it when you try." Oh, come on--look at his styled hair and choice of shorts--did he fool you too? Straight, my ass. Just as Paul was really the Walrus, so Bobby was the Saw-Whet Owl. Goo-goo-goo-choob.

Things were never the same after that.



I really just don't know the music very well after 1977.

By the by, back in the day when tapes were scarce, I used to do a few "compilations" which I labeled as "Mort's Choice" after an acid fanatic friend of mine who really did see God. So, if I end up ruining your days, that would be the title.

And, also by the by, please check into the other specific threads that have lots of replies. Lot of good stuff there.
5-15-70, 9-19-70 (and 9-20) come to mind.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 13, 2006 5:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Seems to me

9/20/70 in mp3 is on gdlive

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 13, 2006 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: New Oprah??

maybe Drflashback had a problem with the number 13...

like the 13th floor in Being John Malkovich